Health Care, General/Other News

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States Now Deciding Whether to Expand Medicaid Programs Under ACA
Given the Supreme Court's decision in 2012, states that haven't yet expanded are looking into expanding their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. It has been noted that the...more



Health Care Law Helps Save Seniors More Than $6 Billion on Prescription Drugs
In recognition with the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reports that over 6.3 million people with Medicare saved over $6.1...more

Kansas Healthy Habits for Life
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation is sponsoring a grant program that offers grants to school staff members. These school staff members can use the grants to develop programs that...more

HHS Statement On World Polio Day
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius remarks on World Polio Day. She asserts that a polio-free world is a priority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...more

Mental Health First Aid Helps Support Rural Communities
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a community-based resource that educates people how to recognize and respond to someone experiencing a crisis. According to MHFA National Trainer Rita McElhany,...more

Community Health Workers Get Promising Opportunities at the Height of Health Reform
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has established a turning point in integrating Community Health Workers (CHWs) within the mainstream of health care, public health, and social services. An Urban...more

Extending Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) have spawned new opportunities for health and human services programs to incorporate eligibility determination, enrollment, and...more

Physical and Sexual Abuse Rates in Children Decline, Rates of Child Neglect Remain Unknown
A new report from the Institute of Medicine finds that physical and sexual abuse rates of children have declined over the last two decades. However, the reason for the decline is not yet fully...more

HHS Advisory Committee to Focus on Needs of Children in Disasters
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' new National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters targets the needs of children in disasters. The new committee will dispense provide...more

US Ranks Below Industrialized Countries in Health Care Spending Efficiency
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montreal conducted a study that reveals United States health care system ranks 22nd out of 27 industrialized nations when examined...more






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US Crowdfunding Colossus Will Launch Website for Irish Entrepreneurs


US Crowdfunding Colossus Will Launch Website for Irish Entrepreneurs

Kickstarter, the most popular online US-based crowdfunding platfrom, has announced plans to open an Irish website within months. It will be viewed as a rival to Fundit, one of the three crowdfunding platforms already based in Irish shores.


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